Last bottle, and am I sorry. Gave it very little decanting. Tannins are perfectly integrated - very smooth, lively moth feel. Red fruit, but not bright, more like slightly desiccated and concentrated. This was a joy to drink! I guess it's on to the 2005s.
Not as good as the last bottle. This was the last one in my cellar. I was hoping for better given my last experience. Very acidic when I first opened but definitely smoothed out - almost tart. Not as fruity as previous bottles. High alcohol content. Decent bottle.
Very dark ruby - purple is gone but there is very little lightening towards rim. Rugged color. A good whiff of VA on the nose overpowers rich red fruits and ink. Medium bodied, there is a real richness to this wine. However, the palate is a bit disjointed with a bitter finish. There is also a green note. The VA really hurts this bottle. (75)
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